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5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, Does the job, December 21, 2010
This review is from: Fotodiox Nikon Macro Extension Tube Kit for Nikon Cameras, Extreme Close-ups (Camera)
This macro extension kit is not the nicest, but it does exactly what it's supposed to do for far less cost than other brands. As previous reviewers recommend, I removed the tiny screw that protrudes in the base piece. The threads are fine but aren't that difficult to use if you're reasonably careful. Because the tubes screw onto each other, the depth-of-field markings on the lens will likely end up pointing in the wrong direction. This really isn't an issue since they're useless at this magnification anyway. The same goes for the loss of autofocus. The aperture must be set manually as well, which again is not really a problem for most macro shooting. I don't believe these rings will work with G lenses (lenses that do not have a manual aperture ring), so you will be forced to use a different product for those lenses.

Otherwise the tubes are well-made and work perfectly. My Nikon 105mm Macro almost becomes a microscope with all of the tubes installed. Depth of field is very thin but usable, and the image quality is unchanged as expected since the tubes only add air between the camera and lens. This is great way to extend your ability to shoot macro for very little expense.
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Initial post: Jan 11, 2011 12:10:39 AM PST
For the price, and after reading the reviews, I couldn't resist taking a swing at it. I'm big into close up photography anyway. When I get it I'll be sure and let you all know how it went!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 8:47:08 AM PDT
M. Prince says:
Can you tell me if this kit would be compatible with the D5100?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 8:55:47 AM PDT
The extension tubes will fit any Nikon F-mount camera, including the D5100. Remember that the tubes will cause autofocus and autoexposure to stop working. You must use a lens that has a manual focus ring and manual f-stop (aperture) ring regardless of which camera body is used.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 9:43:02 PM PDT
Glenn M. says:
The G lenses do not have an aperture ring, but that does not mean they cannot be used with manual extension tubes. There is a spring-loaded pin/lever on the back of the lens which controls the aperture. When the lens is removed from the camera, the spring pulls it to minimum aperture (F22, etc.). You can move the pin by hand and see the aperture change. Push the pin to open the aperture and wedge a piece of paper or something in the slot to keep the lens open. With a little care, you can set the aperture to whatever setting you want. Be sure to set the lens to Manual focus so you can use the focus ring. Set the camera to Manual mode. The aperture control will not work. Set the exposure using ISO and shutter speed.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 11:30:21 AM PDT
Is this a good lens for my D3200 on a 55-200 lens?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 11:30:36 AM PDT
Is this a good lens for my D3200 on a 55-200 lens?
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